esophagus, pl. esophagi (e-sof´a-gus, -gI; -jI) [NA]

The portion of the digestive canal between the pharynx and stomach. It is about 25 cm long and consists of three parts: the cervical part, from the cricoid cartilage to the thoracic inlet; thoracic part, from thoracic inlet to the diaphragm; and abdominal part, below the diaphragm to the cardiac opening of the stomach. [G. oisophagos, gullet]
Barrett's e. Barrett's syndrome


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